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Defence of Britain Dataset: About the data we are using part 3

Defence of Britain Dataset: About the data we are using part 3 One of the datasets we are including in the tools is the Defence of Britain data set collected by the Council for British Archaeology and stored in the Archaeology data … Continue reading

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Work continues on the licence agreement

Over the last few months I have been working with a colleague Kate Charles here at the University of Portsmouth  along with the Licensing Team at The National Archives  to ensure that the tools we are developing can use the digital scans … Continue reading

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Creating digital maps from paper maps – Georeferencing

This blog post summarises how we are transforming paper maps of from the Bomb Census into interactive digital maps through a process known as geo-referencing. We start with scanned paper map which is stored as a digital image that is … Continue reading

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About the data we are using (part 2): The Bomb Maps

This post describe in more details the two different types of bomb maps that we will be using in our tools: Aggregate maps of nightly Bomb Drops during the period October 7th, 1940 to 6th June, 1941 (archive record: HO193/13) [35 Map Sheets] … Continue reading

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About the data we are using (part 1): How we selected the archive map data to use

To develop a manageable set of data  we had to select from a vast array of archive information. This blog post describes the process of narrowing the focus by selecting a time period, a region and a sub-set of maps. … Continue reading

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